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Take Care! Idle Hands Work for Hitler
Take Care! Idle Hands Work for Hitler
Resource Typeimage
TitleTake Care! Idle Hands Work for Hitler
Coverage / Year1942
DescriptionPoster, color, 20 x 28.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationAfter Pearl Harbor industry in the United States rapidly transformed into maximum war production. The War Production Board was established in January 1942 and abolished in November 1945. Its purpose was to procure materials and direct war production during World War II. Some of the materials this massive war production machine produced: 299, 300 planes 143, 700 ships 41, 000, 000, 000 rounds of ammunition 86, 700 tanks 319, 000 pieces of field artillery and mortars (Source: Watters, Mary. Illinois in the Second World War, Volume II: The Production Front, page 2. Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, 1952.)
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. War Production Board
Subject / KeywordsWorld War, 1939-1945--War work--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifierww20066p
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